Adhering magnets in your application
What glue should I use?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we encounter.
In most cases the application will dictate what adhesive you use, however the wrong choice of adhesive may result in the magnet being pulled from its operating surface.
This is especially true of Neodymium due to their greater strength. Using an adhesive like Super Glue which dries without some form of flexibility can add to this problem.
We recommend the four adhesive types below for use with magnets.
LOCTITE® 406 Offers instant adhesive and low viscosity, especially when bonding with plastics and rubbers.
Silicone Often used for larger magnets, Silicone is a simple and cost effective solution when fixing magnets in place.
Epoxy Resin This is the most commonly used adhesive as it dries relaitively quickly and retains flexibility.
Cyanoacrylate (CA) Similar to epoxy glues, CA requires an initiator to activate and can be applied to metal, plastics & glass. We have tested Bondmasters F246/Initator 5 CA which has superior shear strength and excellent resistance to both peel and fatigue.
You are welcome to contact us to discuss
your options with one of our customer service team.